Former Bristol City star favourite to take over at rival Championship club

A former Bristol City defender is being tipped to take over one of the Robins’ Championship rivals.

Former Bristol City star Liam Rosenior is being linked with the vacant Hull City job.

The Tigers are the latest Championship club searching for a new boss after sacking Shota Arveladze in recent weeks on the back of a poor star. Hull are in the bottom half of the table, but they are still within six points of the playoffs.

Rosenior, meanwhile, has had a small taste of management, stepping in as Derby County’s interim manager following the departure of Wayne Rooney. Ultimately, the Rams decided to hire Paul Warne, and Rosenior left the club, not returning to his assistant role.

As a player, Rosenior represented Hull for five years from 2010, racking up 144 league appearances, and earlier in his career, he played for the Robins, coming through the club’s academy to make his debut in 2002, making 23 league outings before winning a move to Fulham.

Rosenior is now favourite to take over at Hull, priced as low as 4/7 and just ahead of Andy Dawson, who is 3/1. Crucially, though, Sky Sports are reporting there may be a verbal agreement in place with third favourite Pedro Martins, who was most recently with Olympiacos, spending four years in charge.

It will be interesting to see if Rosenior can win the race to get his first job in management. The former City defender said upon his Derby exit: “Whilst it is a hugely sad day to leave Derby County, I do so with so much pride and gratitude of being part of this journey with you all at such a critical point in the club’s history. I want to thank every supporter, member of staff and the players I came into contact with, for giving me so much joy to come in to work every day and also for the incredible memories we have shared together over the past three years.

“On a personal level, I will never forget the joy, honour and pride in building and leading this team out to start this exciting new era and now is the right time for me to continue the next stage of my career development as a Manager in my own right. I have no doubts that the club is in safe hands on the pitch with Paul Warne and his staff working with an outstanding group of players and professionals, who it was an absolute pleasure working with every day. I hope and I’m sure they will all be successful and I wish them all the very best in the future.”